|A Compendious Syriac Dictionary
A Syriac dictionary founded upon the thesaurus syriacus of R. Payne Smith
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Este talvez seja o mais completo dicionário aramaico-inglês já publicado, tendo sido baseado no grande Thesaurus Syriacos.
It was hoped that this abridgement of Dean Payne Smith’s Thesaurus Syriacus would have appeared together with or earlier than the last part of that work. I deeply regret the long delay, due chiefly to my father’s death in 1895, and to the consequent necessity of laying aside my own papers, in order to labour, in conjunction with D. S. Margoliouth, at the completion of the greater work.
As this abridgement is meant chiefly for beginners I thought alphabetical rather than scientific order to be preferred, all the more because ideas of scientific arrangement vary.
Participial adjectives are placed with passive participles under the Peal conjugation because of the difficulty of distinguishing one from the other, also because the verbal, adjectival, and substantival uses of these forms slide into each other.
When the same English translation is given to more than one conjugation of a verb, it will be understood that the Pael meaning is intensive, that the Ethpeel is’used of a single action and the Ethpaal of frequent or repeated action.
I do not give Greek words unless in use, and only a few proper nouns; exceptions are when a true Syriac word has the same form as a Greek word or as a proper noun, in such cases I have put the Greek or the name to avoid any possible confusion. Also proper nouns when an adjective is derived from them.
JESSIE PAYNE MARGOLIOUTH,
Oxford, September 2, 1902.